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Splatoon 2 - Chicken vs Egg Splatfest this weekend!


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I frequently get "connection unstable" and then disconnected in regular battles. Searching around this seems to be a fairly common issue with sub par broadband connections. Mine is 4Mbps down, 0.3Mbps up with latency at about 1000-1300 when I tested this morning.

 

I've tried the advice I've found so far like increasing the MTU to 1400, putting the Switch on it's own 5Ghz network, port forwarding for but those things haven't solved it.

 

Anyone here overcome the problem without a broadband upgrade? I suspect it's the latency which is the problem with it taking so long to get a ping to my exchange and back that Splatoon 2 thinks the Switch has disconnected.

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You could ask for a line check [Edit: I assume from those speeds you're on ADSL] - in Splatoon 1 I had a bunch of disconnections and the like, which turned out to be due to a faulty line (tree branches rubbing through the cable covering).

 

I have around 1.7 down and 0.27 up and that's fine for Splatoon 2; 'connection unstable' messages are relatively rare for me (much less than the original game, even after getting the line fixed).

 

Dunno what my latency is.

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On 04/07/2019 at 10:54, smac said:

You could ask for a line check [Edit: I assume from those speeds you're on ADSL] - in Splatoon 1 I had a bunch of disconnections and the like, which turned out to be due to a faulty line (tree branches rubbing through the cable covering).

 

I have around 1.7 down and 0.27 up and that's fine for Splatoon 2; 'connection unstable' messages are relatively rare for me (much less than the original game, even after getting the line fixed).

 

Dunno what my latency is.

Thanks, that could be it. I have intermittent noise on my phone line, the last time BT did the test it showed nothing wrong, but since moving to this house they have been out twice to fix the same issue. Apparently one of the cables to the exhange is just lying along a ditch...

 

I'll give them another try when the noise comes back. Good to know it's not the down/up speed isn't the problem.

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I crumbled and picked this up again. Feeling a little lost and overwhelmed at the moment. 

 

I am only level 6 and I can only do Turf War online, is that correct or am I being an idiot?

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1 hour ago, bradigor said:

Feeling a little lost and overwhelmed at the moment. 

 

Yeah, it can be like that. You can only play Turf War to start with. Both Ranked and Salmon Run open up later.

 

Same with weapons - some are held back until you level up more, up to l 30 or 40, I think.

 

And gear - you can't shop until level 4 or something - and you can only buy cheaper gear with one or two slots to begin with. You should try to take part in the final SplatFest next weekend if you can - this will give you 'Sea Snails' that allow you to add slots to 1- and 2- star gear.

 

Check out the various posts in this thread - but if you have any specific questions, ask away.

 

Tip: We recommend you use motion controls with the sensitivity to max, and get used to that.

 

Otherwise: it's not about killing your opponents, it's about inking the floor.

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Has Salmon Run opened up for you yet?

 

When it does, you can play it to obtain tickets to use at Crusty Sean's (the fast food van behind your start location in the plaza). You can 'earn' food tickets that can more than double the rate at which you gain experience.

 

However, you're not guaranteed to get those particular tickets - there's a whole bunch of other stuff you're as likely to get. I usually try to play up to the daily superbonus when I do.

 

So yeah, more grind.

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It's not on all the time - although it is tonight through to 7pm tomorrow:

 

https://splatoon2.ink

 

Entrance is to the left of the main online lobby, up the ramp. Or press X and select 'Grizzco' from the left-hand column.

 

If you haven't played it, it's co-op horde mode against a bunch of salmon creatures that spawn in the sea and invade. With some big boss salmonids. It's kinda hard to explain until you see it.

 

Edit: You should be able to play it - it opens up at level 4.

 

Each game is three rounds; you will be assigned a different weapon each round (out of four used in this particular run). You only have standard Splat Bombs as secondaries. You get a random special out of a limited set (bomb rush, splashdown, inkjet, Stingray) with a couple of charges to last you all three rounds.


Each round you have a target number of 'golden eggs' to pick up and deposit in your central tank. You can carry one at a time. You get these in the basic game by killing boss salmonids - but you will be swarmed by three different sizes of normal salmonids. You lose if you don't get enough golden eggs by the end of the round, or if all four of you are splatted. You can revive a teammate  by shooting the ambulatory lifebelt that they become when splatted - and you can shout for help when you get splatted.

 

Oh, and the water level varies each round as the tide ebbs and floods - sometimes you have a small area to work in, sometimes a huge one...

 

Those're the basics - there's a shedload more to it. A whole bunch of special stages that can crop up for a start, or special Grizzco weapons.

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